PEORIA, Ariz. – Ian Kennedy struck out seven in an encouraging outing and Will Venable drove in two runs with a pair of doubles to help the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 Friday night.
Kennedy held the Mariners to two runs and three hits over 5 2-3 innings. Yonder Alonso singled twice, drove in a run and scored for the Padres.
San Diego scored three runs in the third off starter James Paxton, with Ryan Jackson accounting for two RBIs on a two-out single. Jackson also doubled in Alexi Amarista in the sixth.
The Mariners are scheduled for two split-squad games Saturday, so most of the starters were lifted by the end of the fifth inning. Among those was new second baseman Robinson Cano, who headed for the clubhouse after the third.
Cano drove in the first Seattle run with a double in the first inning. He is 18 for 32 (.563) this spring and has hit safely in 11 of 12 games.